The Final Score Archives

UL-Monroe falls to Loyola of Chicago 65-58 in opening game of CBI championship series

Loyola's Christian Thomas, right, tries to steal the ball from Louisiana-Monroe's Tylor Ongwae (12) during an NCAA college basketball game in the CBI championship series, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Darrell Goemaat)

CHICAGO — Trailing by two points at halftime, Loyola of Chicago picked up its intensity in the second half to overcome a Louisiana-Monroe team with a noticeable height advantage. Earl Peterson scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense as the scrappy Ramblers beat the Warhawks 65-58 Monday night in the opener of the College Basketball Invitational… Continue reading →

Madison Nickens helps LSU-Eunice sweep Delgado in baseball

EUNICE — Madison Nickens jumped on a pair of fastballs in two games Sunday to provide key hits in an LSU-Eunice weekend baseball sweep of Delgado Community College. Nickens’ eighth-inning solo homer in the first game of a doubleheader was the final run in the Bengals’ 8-3 victory. In the second… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana’s spring game closes out practice

HAMMOND — The Southeastern Louisiana football team closed out spring practice Saturday as the offense defeated the defense 45-26 in the spring game in Strawberry Stadium. The Southeastern offense was awarded points in the traditional way, as well as for first downs (1 point) and big plays (1 point). The defense received points for turnovers… Continue reading →

SLU Pro Day moved to Saints indoor facility

Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett throws during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HAMMOND — Because of expected rain in the Hammond area, Southeastern Louisiana football Pro Day to the Saints indoor facility in Metairie. The event will start at 8 a.m. Thursday. Those participating include quarterback Bryan Bennett, kicker Ryan Adams, offensive lineman Jonathan Braddock, defensive lineman Marquel Combs, linebacker Isiah Corbett, wide receiver Marquis Hayes,… Continue reading →

Lamar baseball team trounces UNO; Middle Georgia pitcher throws no-hitter against Loyola

Lamar exploded for 19 hits and routed UNO 17-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep at Maestri Field on Saturday afternoon. The second game was scoreless through three innings, but Lamar (11-12) scored nine runs in the middle innings before using an eight-run seventh to conclude scoring in the seven-inning contest. Lamar’s Mason Salazar had four hits… Continue reading →

Northwestern State women come up short against No. 2 seed Baylor

Northwestern State guard Keisha Lee (3) gets past Baylor's Alexis Prince (12) for a shot in the first half of a women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday, March 20, 2015, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

WACO, Texas — Northwestern State coach Brooke Stoehr knows most people will only see the lopsided final score. Stoehr saw much more in her Lady Demons in Friday’s 77-36 loss to Big 12 champion Baylor in the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament. “You have to look at terms in how they competed… Continue reading →

Northwestern State tests Baylor’s home-court dominance

Northwestern State player Beatrice Attura handles the ball during a practice for the first round of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Waco, Texas. Northwestern State will play Baylor on Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

WACO, Texas — Kim Mulkey and Brooke Stoehr were NCAA Final Four point guards at Louisiana Tech. The former pupils of legendary women’s coach Leon Barmore are now coaching against each other in the NCAA tournament. Mulkey’s perennial Big 12 champion Lady Bears are home Friday to play a Northwestern State team, co-coached by Stoehr… Continue reading →

Tennessee-Martin thumps Demons

NATCHITOCHES — Tennessee-Martin turned in a season-best shooting effort, led by a 30-point performance by Alex Anderson, who made 7 of 10 3-pointers, in a 104-79 win over Northwestern State on Thursday in a first-round Tournament basketball matchup. The Skyhawks (19-12) hit 9 of their first 12 shots after halftime, scoring the first 15… Continue reading →

Mid-America Christian ousts Xavier from tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Xavier’s men’s basketball season ended Thursday with an 84-70 loss to Mid-America Christian in the opening round of the NAIA Division I tournament at Municipal Auditorium. Morris Wright scored 22 of his career-high 27 points in the second half for the Gold Rush (24-10), ranked 19th in the coaches poll… Continue reading →

UNO baseball team, working through injuries, tries to work through a weekend series against Lamar

UNO baseball coach Ron Maestri said this week has been about “as bad as it gets.” In the past seven days, the Privateers lost shortstop Sammy Capielano and outfielder Ryan Calloway to ankle injuries that will keep them out for the next three weeks. Maestri also said starting pitcher Shawn Semple was recently diagnosed with a case of… Continue reading →

Ongwae scores 26 as ULM slips past Eastern Michigan

MONROE — Tylor Ongwae scored a season-high 26 points, including a pair of huge 3-pointers late as the University of Louisiana at Monroe men’s basketball team beat Eastern Michigan 71-67 in the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.… Continue reading →

Slow start cripples Loyola women in NAIA loss to Great Falls

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball couldn’t overcome a slow start offensively Wednesday morning, falling to the University of Great Falls Argonauts 73-54 in the first round of the NAIA Division I women’s basketball national championship. The Wolf Pack made just seven field goals on 30 attempts in the first half, and… Continue reading →

Xavier men hope to make mark in fifth straight NAIA

The Xavier University men’s basketball is back in the NAIA Division I National Championships, aiming to make a mark at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri, starting with Thursday’s matchup against Mid-America Christian. The Gold Rush (24-9) is making its fifth consecutive appearance at nationals, and 15th in school history. It’s the… Continue reading →

Loyola women find strength in Temple

Loyola women’s basketball enters the NAIA Division I Women’s Championships with size on its side. Forward Meghan Temple has transformed from a role player, backing up fellow Houston native Jasmine Brewer one season ago, to Loyola’s second-leading scorer, averaging 11.3 points per game. Temple, a sophomore, also leads the No. 2 seed Wolf… Continue reading →

Brandy Broome sweeping SUNO into NAIA

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Xavier's Whitney Gathright, 25, fights for the ball with Suno's Brandy Broome ,23, during the 2015 GCAC College Basketball Championships against Xavier and Southern University at Xavier University in New Orleans on March 8, 2015.

Brandy Broome smiles a lot. She’s even playful. On March 8, Broome skipped around the court at Xavier’s Convocation Center, her emotional release after leading Southern University at New Orleans to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament championship against Xavier, earning an automatic bid to the NAIA Division I national championships in Independence,… Continue reading →

SLU’s Kyle Cedotal shuts down Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

HAMMOND — Denham Springs’ Kyle Cedotal carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out a career-high 14 batters in an 11-0 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in seven innings on Sunday at Alumni Field. Cedotal (2-1) needed just 77 pitches for the complete-game shutout, throwing 56 for strikes while giving up two hits.… Continue reading →

Beatrice Attura leads Northwestern State back to NCAA tournament

Stephen F. Austin's Bobby King grabs his knee after landing on it against Sam Houston State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Southland Conference tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Katy, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

KATY, Texas — Northwestern State finished the regular season with seven losses in their past 10 games. The Southland Conference women’s basketball tournament gave the Demons the new life they needed. Beatrice Attura scored 19 points, and Northwestern State rallied to advance to its second straight NCAA tournament with a… Continue reading →

UL-Monroe cruises past South Alabama and into Sun Belt men’s semifinals

Third-seeded Louisiana-Monroe breezed past South Alabama and into the Sun Belt tournament semifinals with a dominant 77-59 win on Friday night. The Warhawks will face No. 2 seed Georgia Southern at 3:30 p.m. in Saturday’s semifinals. The Warhawks’ win meant the tournament’s four highest seeds advanced to the semis. The Warhawks trailed for just 28 seconds… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech defeats Rice in Conference USA tournament

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Erik McCree had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 1 seed Louisiana Tech beat ninth-seeded Rice 70-64 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament on Thursday night. Alex Hamilton scored 15, Raheem Appleby 11, and Michale Kiser added 10 for Louisiana Tech (25-7), which will face fourth-seeded UAB… Continue reading →

State baseball capsules

Xavier at Tulane WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, oon Sunday. WHERE: Turchin Stadium RADIO: WRBH-FM, 88.3. RECORDS: Xavier 4-11; Tulane 12-5 STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — Xavier: LH Brad Kirschner (2-2, 2.70 ERA) vs. Tulane: RH Corey Merrill (1-1, 1.40); Saturday — Xavier: RH Adam Hall (1-0, 6.19) vs. Tulane Emerson Gibbs (2-0, 0.93); Sunday —… Continue reading →

Ron Maestri: UNO needs to fortify its defense

Rainy weather has kept the UNO baseball team from practicing at Maestri Field during this week, but it hasn’t prevented Ron Maestri from delivering a consistent message to the team. “We need to shore up our defense,” Maestri said. “It killed us in our last series. We had too many errors in critical times. When… Continue reading →

Xavier, SUNO, Loyola land NAIA spots

Xavier men’s basketball earned an at-large bid to the NAIA Division I National Championship, and will face Hope International on Thursday, March 19 in Kansas City, Missouri. Xavier (24-9), which finished second in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular season and tournament, has qualified for nationals five consecutive seasons, a school record. SUNO women’s basketball (21-4),… Continue reading →

NAIA tournaments glance

MEN First round At Kansas City, Mo. Wednesday, March 18 Wiley (Texas) (21-11) vs. No. 6 Dalton State (Ga.) (27-4), 9 a.m . Arizona Christian (24-8) vs. No. 14 Georgetown (Ky.) (25-7), 10:45 a.m. No. 3 Cal State San Marcos (28-3)… Continue reading →

Arkansas State pulls away to beat Appalachian State in Sun Belt

Aundrea Gamble scored 19 points and Khadija Brown-Hayward grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds as second-seeded Arkansas State pulled away midway through the second half for a 67-52 quarterfinal win over Appalachian State on Wednesday night in the Sun Belt Conference women’s basketball tournament in Lakefront Arena. After the teams split their regular season meetings, the Red… Continue reading →

Garrett, McNeese outlast Southeastern in OT

KATY, Texas — Keelan Garrett scored the last five points of overtime Wednesday as No. 5 seed McNeese State rallied past eighth-seeded Southeastern Louisiana 62-60 in the opening game of the Southland Conference men’s basketball tournament. Garrett had been 3 for 14, all 3-point attempts, when he tied the game at 60 on a 3-pointer… Continue reading →

All-conference teams

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEN First Team Ryan Boatright, G, UConn Austin Nichols, F, Memphis Nic Moore, G, SMU Will Cummings, G, Temple James Woodard, G, Tulsa Second Team Octavius Ellis, F, Cincinnati Markus Kennedy, F, SMU Yanick Moreira, C, SMU… Continue reading →

Privateers end postseason basketball drought

It’s been a long road for Mark Slessinger and the UNO men’s basketball team. When Slessinger took the job to be head coach for UNO in 2011, the school was making the transition to Division II with all their athletic programs, and it appeared that it would be awhile before the Privateers were granted… Continue reading →

Top-ranked Talladega tops No. 18 Xavier

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Xavier's Jarvis Thibodeaux, 25, takes a shot during the 2015 GCAC College Basketball Championships against Xavier and Talladega University at Xavier University in New Orleans on March 8, 2015.

By the time No. 1 seed Talladega started its Sunday net-cutting celebration, No. 2 seed Xavier University had reached its home locker room at the Convocation Center, pondering the latest misstep in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference tournament. Yet again, Xavier will fail to enter the NAIA national tournament on a winning note. Instead, Talladega (24-9), NAIA’s… Continue reading →

SUNO’s Brandy Broome gets help to sweep away Xavier

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Xavier's Whitney Gathright, 25, fights for the ball with Suno's Brandy Broome ,23, during the 2015 GCAC College Basketball Championships against Xavier and Southern University at Xavier University in New Orleans on March 8, 2015.

Brandy Broome has pushed the Southern University of New Orleans women’s basketball team to reach nearly every goal it has set since the beginning of the season. But Broome needed her teammates to come through for the Lady Knights to reach their ultimate goal. They did just that on Sunday as SUNO put Xavier of New… Continue reading →

State roundup: Lakefront Arena set to host Sun Belt tournament

Georgia State is the No. 1 men’s seed in the Sun Belt Conference tournament set later this week in UNO’s Lakefront Arena. The Lakefront Arena is the host to both the Sun Belt Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The Panthers (22-9, 15-5 SBC) earned the No. 1 seed and the regular-season championship with a 72-55 win over Georgia… Continue reading →

Nicholls holds off SLU rally

HAMMOND — Ja’Dante’ Frye had 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Nicholls State held off a late rally from Southeastern Louisiana 75-69 in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday night. Frye capped the scoring for both teams on a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left shortly after… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech men clinch Conference USA championship

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- UNO's Randi Brown, right, drives past Southeastern's Jameika Hoskins as UNO faced Southeastern Thursday, March 5, 2015

RUSTON — Raheem Appleby and Michale Kyser combined for 42 points as Louisiana Tech beat Southern Miss 72-61 and clinched the Conference USA regular-season crown on Thursday night. Appleby had 23 points and Kyser scored nine of his 19 points in the final 8:34 of the second half, finishing with 14 boards. The Bulldogs (24-7,… Continue reading →

College baseball weekend glance: UL-Lafayette, Tulane, Southeastern, Nicholls, UNO photo by BRAD KEMP -- Louisiana-Lafayette catcher Nick Thurman watches one of   his career high four hits against Alabama during their game at Hoover Met Stadium on Saturday.

TROY AT UL-LAFAYETTE WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday WHERE: M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field RADIO: KPEL-FM, 96.5 RECORDS: Troy 7-5; UL-Lafayette 7-5 STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — Troy, Fr. RH Corey Childress (2-0, 1.35) vs. UL-Lafayette, Fr. RH Evan Guillory (1-0, 4.30); Saturday — Troy, Jr. RH Grant Bennett (2-0, 0.90) vs. UL-Lafayette,… Continue reading →

UNO’s 3-point barrage sinks Lions

Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UNO coach Mark Slessinger

It appears as if the UNO men’s basketball team’s new favorite shot is the 3-pointer. The Privateers (10-16, 6-11 in the Southland) reached a season high in 3-pointers made for the third time in their last four games as they barely avoided giving away a 23-point lead late to complete the season sweep over Southeastern Louisiana with… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

MEN’S SCORES, SCHEDULE Wednesday Tennessee 78, LSU 63 Houston 68, Tulane 63, OT Thursday Southern at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. Southeastern at UNO, 7:45 p.m. UALR at UL-Lafayette, 7:15 p.m. Alabama State at Grambling, 7:30 p.m. Georgia State at ULM, 7 p.m.… Continue reading →

Xavier prides itself on defense as GCAC tournament begins

Starting Friday, Xavier men’s basketball has no plans to be a gracious host — at least not on the Convocation Center court. The Gold Rush enter this week’s Gulf South Athletic Conference basketball tournament with a No. 2 seed. They will face No. 7 seed Dillard at 7 p.m. Friday, the final matchup of a four-game slate… Continue reading →

T.J. Carpenter, Nicholls State outlast UNO 89-79 in OT

Nicholls State scored the first eight points of overtime and never looked back, as they escaped with a 89-79 victory over the UNO men’s basketball team at the Lakefront Arena on Monday night. T.J. Carpenter paced the Colonels (8-18, 5-11 in the Southland) with a career-high 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field with… Continue reading →

Northwestern State handles Southeastern

NATCHITOCHES — Zeek Woodley scored 21 points, and Sabri Thompson took over in the second half to lead Northwestern State to a 92-79 win over Southeastern Louisiana. The Demons remain in third place in the Southland Conference with two games to play. Southeastern led early, but Northwestern State exploded for a 23-point run in… Continue reading →

Xavier honors retiring president Norman Francis

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Xavier's President Norman Franc1s waves to the crowd as he is presented with gifts to commemorate his service to Xavier University at halftime of Saturday's game against Dillard University at Xavier.

Xavier University on Saturday night surprised president Norman Francis, immortalizing its legendary leader by unveiling his personal rafter, the latest addition to the sports achievements chronicled atop the Convocation Center. It marked a fitting tribute to a man and mentor whose dedication to academics and athletics inspired Xavier athletes. A visionary who led the re-boot of sports on… Continue reading →

Whitney Gathright’s late shot helps boost Xavier women past Dillard

Xavier’s women’s basketball teams have spent most of the regular season trying to learn how to win close games, a feat that has proved elusive. Until Saturday evening. Whitney Gathright scored on a runner with 1:21 left and not long after, teammate Emoni Harvery recorded a game-clenching steal for the Gold Rush, the final moments of a 60-57… Continue reading →

State college basketball report

Associated Press photo by Ryan M. Kelly -- Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon shoots in front of Virginia Tech forward Satchel Pierce during the Cavaliers' 69-57 win Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

MEN’S SCORES, SCHEDULE Saturday Southern 71, Alcorn State 63 LSU 73, Ole Miss 63 Cincinnati 63, Tulane 47 McNeese State 83, Nicholls State 78, OT Appalachian State 66, ULM 43 Central Arkansas 74, Southeastern 72 Louisiana Tech 76, UTSA 66 UNO 75,… Continue reading →

College baseball weekend glance: UL-Lafayette, Tulane, Southeastern, Nicholls, UNO

UL first baseman Greg Davis, right, tags out Alabama baserunner Mikey White during their game at  at Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette, La., Saturday, March 1, 2014. UL defeated Alabama 6-0.

UL-LAFAYETTE AT ALABAMA WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Hoover Met, Hoover, Ala. RADIO: KPEL-AM, 1420 (Friday), KPEL-FM, 96.5 (Saturday and Sunday) RECORDS: UL-Lafayette 4-4; Alabama 6-2 STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — UL-Lafayette, Fr. RH Evan Guillory (1-0, 2.80) vs. Alabama, LH Taylor Guilbeau (1-1, 2.25); Saturday — UL-Lafayette, Sr. RH Greg… Continue reading →